Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The nectar of the salvia in my garden must be very sweet this morning as this butterfly keeps returning for more, even when bothered by my lurking and picture taking. And, there must be something about the flower of the salvia which makes it easier to extract nectar from if the butterfly is positioned side-ways or upside-down on the flower as this butterfly was unwilling to pose for me in the upright position.

Our urban locale does not encourage a large or varied population of butterflies, but I have done what I can to attract butterflies by planting flowers that butterflies like; the lantana, lavender and Jupiter's beard are blooming and the buddelia and bee balm will soon follow.

4 comments:

Kathleen Hamilton said...

What an absolutely stunning picture. I would enter it into some photo contest if I were you!

desert mom said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Kathleen. I'm very much an amateur and with limited lens capability but I hope to learn more as time allows. My artist son tells me the colors worked well because orange is opposite purple on the color wheel. I just thought it looked good!

Seasonal Soundings said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Circle of Quiet said...

Amateur is NOT the word that comes to mind with this picture, my friend. Great Job!

DI